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Singapore to Host 2018 World Edition of Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky(R) - The Success and Leadership Summit For Women and Global Leonie Awards

PR Newswire Asia Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Singapore to Host 2018 World Edition of Break The Ceiling Touch The Sky(R) - The Success and Leadership Summit For Women and Global Leonie Awards2018 World edition to attract over 550 female and male leaders across industries to share best practices on gender diversity, leadership and success.
MUMBAI, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- *House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd*. today announced that Singapore would host the 2018 World Edition of *Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® - the success and leadership summit for women *on Sept. 10, 2018 and would also host the *2018 Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® Leonie Awards - the global gender diversity and leadership excellence awards *on the evening of Sept 10. Registration for the summit and nomination for the awards is open at

Designed especially for women leaders and for male leaders who passionately support diversity as an enabler of business and stronger communities, the 2018 World Edition of *Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® * leverages its international insights, high-level access and global network of the most successful leaders in business and experience across international summit editions in Singapore, India, Australia and the Middle East to create a compelling forum for women in leadership today. *Over 550 leaders across industries and functions from over 135 Organizations from 30 countries* are expected to attend on Sept 10 at what is considered Singapore's most successful women in leadership forum. The summit will be lead  entirely by a C-suite line-up of speakers from the world's most successful companies and 25 additional organisational leadership and diversity experts serving as coaches and mentors for the day. The inaugural *Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® *Leonie awards will recognise achievements from across the world in eight major categories including *Best Companies for gender diversity; best CEOs for gender diversity; D&I Leader Champions of the year; Mentor of the year; Inspirational women of the year. *A jury of 40 global, C suite leaders, led by *Julie Hamilton*, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, the Coca-Coca Company, *Alex von Behr*, President vBA Consulting and *Joy Xu*, Head of Global Human Resources (CHRO), Sandoz will lead the awards judging.

*Julie Hamilton, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer, The Coca-Cola Company *shared, "Diversity is at the heart of our business. We strive to create a work environment that provides all our associates equal access to information, development and opportunity. We have seen great contributions via gender diversity. Our business is honored to be a world sponsor of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky ® which will give participants a tremendous opportunity to learn from others, share best practices, network with peers and chart their own individual courses for success. I am personally delighted to be a Co-Chair of the global Leonie awards and play an active role in celebrating the successes of gender diversity in business."

Winning companies know that women in positions of power are good for business. At our agency, we recognize the power of diversity to focus our view of the real world and be a true force for change for our clients," said *Lynne Anne Davis*, *President of Asia Pacific for FleishmanHillard*, one of NAFE's 'Top Companies for Executive Women' for multiple years. "This summit fuels conversations and strategies around development of women as leaders at all levels, with the aim of keeping them on track to the top. We applaud initiatives like this one to fast-forward gender-balanced boardrooms across the world. In the battle for top talent, embracing diversity and inclusion  is today's smartest, most rewarding competitive advantage."

Commented *Victor Mills*, *Chief Executive, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce;* "Gender diversity, particularly in the boardroom, is a stated priority for Singapore because of the benefits it brings. That's why there is a goal to have 20% of listed company board positions held by women by 2020. Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky is an energizing and effective forum for companies in Singapore and beyond to accelerate their journey to gender diversity for greater business impact."

To sign up for the summit (sign up for the summit includes free attendance at the 2018 Leonie awards) /to view our current list of partners/agenda, please visit

Early sponsors for the 2018 World Edition of *Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky® *include World Sponsor *Coca-Cola*; Platinum sponsors *Prudential* and *Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee*; Gold sponsors *SC Johnson & Son*, *Suntory Food and Beverage Asia* and *Visa* and Silver sponsors *FleishmanHillard* and *Coty Inc.* Companies wishing to take the lead on the diversity agenda as sponsors may contact House of Rose Professional.

*Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky – the success and leadership summit for women®* is based on research done for the best-selling book *"Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky: success secrets of the world's most inspirational women"* by Anthony A. Rose and further leadership insights gathered from interaction with over 7500 women leaders since 2012. This one-day summit consists of action-focused panel discussions, keynotes and a special speed mentoring segment led by C-Suite leaders sharing the latest techniques for success and leadership. Companies can enhance the leadership skills of their women leaders at a fraction of the cost of other expensive training programs; delegates can leverage the day as a way of connecting with top leaders from the world's best organization and network for success. While the content is customized for women, male leaders are welcome. Since 2015 the summit has helped empower and train close to 3000 women leaders for success from close to 200 organizations from 27 countries. The summit currently has editions in Singapore, India, Australia and Dubai and is supported by a host of influential associations and chambers of commerce from across the world.

Commented *Anthony A. Rose, Founder Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional *and best-selling author of the book *Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky: success secrets of the world's most inspirational women* which inspired the summit, "The 2018 World Edition and the Leonie awards combine the many elements necessary for acceleration of gender diversity at the top – training and learning from the best leaders in business and celebration of the best practices of gender diversity linked to success. We welcome participation from female and male professionals and organizations intent on enhancing their success, building their leaders and sharing and learning from the best practices of other great Companies."

*To register for the summit please visit ****.  *

*House of Rose Professional* *Pte.Ltd.* is based in Singapore and operates in the areas of *Public Relations, Publishing and People.*

*Media/Sponsors contact: *

Email: [email protected] or call +65 83322017.

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